Hi all,

Sean Luke wrote:
> We have completed upgrading MASON to use a real-valued schedule.  The
> modification is fairly extensive but it will only affect users in
> relatively minor ways (mostly moving from longs to doubles when
> scheduling items).

I'm in favour of this - one of my long/medium term objectives is to move
my simulations over to a hybrid (i.e. discrete event + continuous time)
model, and this will help.

> However it complicates the distinction between
> steps (ticks) and time.

Sorry, I don't understand quite what you mean. Going from discrete-time
to discrete events complicates real-time running and visualisation but I
don't see what effect just moving to a real-valued schedule has.


Rob Alexander                   (E-mail: [log in to unmask])
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